Implications of COVID-19 pandemic on the governance of passenger mobility innovations in Europe

Anastasia Tsvetkova*, Ignat Kulkov, Caroline Busquet, Ping Jen Kao, Maria Kamargianni

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As the passenger transportation sector is disrupted by the emergence of myriad technological and business model innovations such as automated mobility, shared mobility and Mobility-as-a-Service, new and improved governance models are required. The COVID-19 pandemic can be seen as yet another disruption, stressing the need for a more proactive and inclusive governance. This article aims to juxtapose the need for collaborative, adaptive and outcome-based governance models in the mobility sector before and after the pandemic started. First, we analyse the governance needs and trends related to mobility innovations that were identified during two workshops with public and private actors in the mobility sector and through an extensive research of new governance models already applied in many European countries. Second, we analyse the impact of COVID-19 on mobility governance, focusing specifically on mobility innovations. Based on the analysis, we draw conclusions regarding the long-term trends in how the governance of mobility innovations will be affected by the ongoing pandemic.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100581
JournalTransportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2022
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • Disruptive innovation
  • Governance
  • Governance response
  • Mobility
  • Pandemic


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